miracle in oaxaca

feathers fell from queztacoatl
and formed into bleeding volcanoes
i scratched though the veil and sipped from the bottle
and i thought to myself si, bueno.

the spirit world squirmmed and came alive
like amoebas in the drink
sugar calaveras laughed in my face
it's closer than you think.

i climbed to the end of monte alban
the verde was far and wide
the pulque kicked in the journey was on
velasco was there by my side

resplendent and golden the sky
touched the earth and i lost my footing it seemed
i told the temporal world good-bye
the sun virgin burned and she beamed

"things are not as they appear
its enough that you are! just be.
you would be living except for your fear
the past is just psychic debris"

somewhere the sound of a horn exploded
and the bus it pulled away
el barracho was on sickly and loaded
but milagros were offered that day

still looking for a burning bush?
or a vapor behind the door?
i'll show you a miracle in my life
a hole in the rusted out floor

back came the pulque from inside to out
while riding with chickens and goats
bumping along on a dusty route
in a mexican town remote.

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Blogger /t. said...

spooky, k9

something like
a cross between
Hotel California

am checking out
i don't want to leave


9:32 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

es muy bueno perro!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i'll show you a miracle in my life
a hole in the rusted out floor"

blessings come in many shapes and sizes- and in diguise too~
Mine- of late, have been more about whats missing in my life-
Hmmmm- yet another "proverbial" hole- perhaps???

I hadn't thought of that until just now...

11:33 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

mayden: holes are good. rabbits use 'em to escape elmer fudds.

boyed: muchas gracias!
thanks for the fly by.

/t: i checked out all right but like you say, i never left.


12:35 PM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

that's what you get when you eat the worm, silly puppy


hey i been diggin' on the new Ben Harper. you heard it yet?

"Both sides of the gun"

check it.

migraine today, BUT it's the first one in 2 weeks!!

I am on the inderal now, and massive doses of vitamin D too. seems to be working. Finally found a good doctor.

So that means we will be running through the park soon (Central?)
Cause I DO graduate FINALLY in less than 2 months...



1:42 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

So.....are you joining Spilled to Bloodlessness?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

"things are not as they appear..........you would be living except for your fear......psychic debris..."


and ye'...seen it...somebody must ev' been so enamored with the former bloggy' to take it over..I must admit..the name has too much of a commercial value???..nye he!he!...

8:21 PM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

Nice. I was wondering something. BTW this random surfing collateral... What's your size? Wouldn't want ya to be cold... lol.

12:50 AM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

I love their usage of the alphabet. And also your Hemmingway-esque poem. I need to locate some Tequila and revisit.

8:48 AM  
Blogger the pink reefer said...

you're still brilliant ... and i've missed you. thought about you alot of late. i owe you an apology. a big one. perhaps it sounds cheap and meaningless. i hope not. i have wanted to write you ... so many times ... of late.

the hole you speak of ... ah yes. i see. loss and pain are like that - a hole one enters ... only things are different when one finally exits the hole.

i am trying to check out of this town ... but a little snow in the columbias won't let me.

i don't know what i wanna be when i grow up.
i don't know if i'll grow up.
i still have the picture of me you drew
its framed and on my bedside table.

hope you are well.

10:53 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

infi: yea grrrrl. in the stark winter we'll make tracks in CP and bask in the glow of masterpieces. feel better and i will check the ben harper and report back

enemy: yes i am. startin' with a photochoppy. dag!
you erased my birthday wishes along with the post about a blog you once frequented...but again: happy birthday grrrrrl

lux: kinda like the introspective visions you are so grand at. thanks for the pats

revvy: thanks. (its not country! its a poem! grrherherhaha) going to ya link......good to see ya!
its about time for you to throw down a rappery dont you think?

pug: first time i was offered pulque i thought it was a come on! grrherherha! no, queztacoatl means you spilled cheese dip on your coat in spanish. howl

pink reefer: welcome home grrrrrrl. not at all cheap and meaningless, and i appreciate it. you're not to worry. stay warm.


5:24 AM  
Blogger the pink reefer said...

i saw a puppy - a rottie pup. it was a cute one and it made me think of you ... i'll drop you a line soon.


8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've bumped along on dusty routes with chickens and goats in mexico.
i've never actually drank pulque, but i suspect it might come back from inside to out. no telling what miracles i'd see in a hole in the floor at that point.
that's not to say that stuff didn't come up from inside to out though while riding for 24 hours in a train in mexico on our way back to tx during the early 80s. we were sicker than dawgs, k9. the only hole i saw was that of el bano.....
y el agua del bano se fue y fue..
well, anyways, those are the memories your poem brought back.

11:09 AM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

snap on the studed collar and red shiny leash and get out to vote.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

Headin down to Mexico?
Ya know I wanna go where they take it slow.
But for the know, I am stuck here.
been a year and a tear since I could see clear.
But someday soon, we'll tip a glass.
get a pass really fast to riff on your ass.
but tonight I'll tell ya to go and vote.
and I quote from rote, was all she wrote.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

"the past is just psychic debris".

I like that!

12:47 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Here's somepin' fer ya' Dawg....they used DT's art:


2:16 PM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

come over and laugh

10:49 AM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

My thinking is that it would be a miracle if you could keep your foot from going through the hole in the rusted floor when you wake up groggy in the middle of the night and head to the bathroom.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

To the dowgie hound,

I just read your comment at Schaumi's place ( about the art thing in Atlanta)..I just want to say that I wish you the very best of a sheebang success in everything exciting that you're doing!!!

Lotsa' howls,

10:11 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

hey dog!
yeah - woohoo for the sea change.

but no utopia - it doesn't exist.

and though i'm delgihted with the election's outcome (and celebrating a bit), i am still fed up with political bullshit.

i only hope the dems do good. and maybe with the neocons set back on their heels, the "real" republicans will take their party back.

10:19 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

bravo, puppy...i love the metaphors and the juxaposition of the high mountain and the hole in the ground. xoxo

5:32 AM  
Blogger DykesDog said...

Wow, I need to visit this dog house more often!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be so much fun to come and see your work this weekend- oh, how I wish I could!
Hope all goes well :)

One day I might surprise you :)

7:57 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

"psychic debris"

Zappa did a song called "Cozmik (sic) Debris"

you oughta come up with a profile pic that's you with a bottle of tequila obscuring half your face... I'm just saying... you got it bad for the agave... I can relate...

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have fun at your show. are they serving pulque? ;)

3:19 AM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

that must 'ave been some remote town you went to...to be riding with chickens and goats and stuff that go bump on the way....hmmm..just thinkin'...

2:47 AM  
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10:02 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

can't tell if y'went and are commentin' or yer imagination is in overdrive.

That's the problem with us artist types, eh? What IS real?

Then again, Jean (from beauvoirglass) just lost her bestest friend this past weekend.
That's TOO real, if y'ask me. And, I know y'din't, but, hey. It never stopt me before, eh?

10:55 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

come by a for a visit K9 - I have a visitor this weekend you might like to meet. (no, jae's not in town this weekend - haha!)

2:50 PM  
Blogger the pink reefer said...

hey you ... hope you're ok. have you ever used a device called the volcano? woah - its way kewl.

just sayin hi.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving friend :)

Hope you have a wonderful week- the fish tacos and chowder sound AWESOME!!! :)

I'm hoping that tomorrow night I will get a dangerous filling of steamed oysters!!! Mmmmm :)

Hope my goodies get to you and Freya before the end of the week! :)

All my best to you and yours- wish you all were here too~ I really do :)

9:55 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

Have you been visited by the lavaliers?
Is that what they're called?
Steven King's made into a tv movie starring Balky (dang! Too much tv) and a plane full of people who accidently slipt out'a time and are being hunted down by creatures that eat everything.

This is way too much question fer such a short question...
The date sez this was posted just three days ago, but, I seem to remember that it was a previous post and that the last post here had a K9 in a blouse and skirt (me thinks that would be fun to watch)

Ah, well. Paul's put up his lightning rod again, and some clown named gary is doing his very best at melting it.
It's on Original Faith....

What say?

2:40 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

I think this is my favorite one of your poems already, K9. Methinks you're getting really good at this.

Mayden, is it possible that we might see another poetry challenge someday?

12:39 AM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Hello? Where's the new post?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

Ferocious poetry..she!

2:27 PM  

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